NIRSA membership votes annually, via electronic elections, to fill positions on the NIRSA Board of Directors and the Member Network as well as on any proposed amendments to NIRSA’s Bylaws. The 2020 NIRSA Elections will launch on January 16 and close on January 29.

The Nominations & Appointments Committee reviewed numerous qualified applications and, with the endorsement of the 2019-2020 NIRSA Board of Directors, presents the following for the 2020 NIRSA Board of Directors elections.

President Elect

Laura Hall, Pennsylvania State University

Mila Padgett, University of South Carolina Aiken

At-Large Director

Nigel Harris, Kennesaw State University

Nicole Olmeda, CRSS, The University of Texas at Austin

Professional members will have the opportunity to vote on candidates applying for President Elect and At-Large Director on the 2020-2021 NIRSA Board of Directors, as will members of the Student Leadership Team.

Additionally, the regional nominations & appointments committees reviewed the various Member Network applications and, with the support of the NIRSA Nominations & Appointments Committee, presents the following slate of candidates for available Member Network positions.

Region II Regional Representative

Jason Darby, University of Southern Mississippi

Andrea Snead, University of Central Florida

Region IV Regional Representative

Andrew Chadick, University of Texas at San Antonio

Matthew Beck, RCRSP, Oklahoma State University

Region VI Regional Representative

Rick Craig, Stanford University

Allie Bogard, RCRSP, Montana State University

NIRSA Student Leader

Tanika Santos, University of Kentucky

Asna Rupani, Illinois State University

Region I Student Leader

Marissa Vittorio, University of New Haven

Maeve McKinney, Rowan University

Region II Student Leader

Katherine Totten, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Emily Murphy, West Virginia University

Region III Student Leader

Jenna Bothell, Western Illinois University

Karen David, University of Dayton

Region IV Student Leader

Grayson Graham, Emporia State University

Britton Lyon, Oklahoma State University

Region V Student Leader

Jay Mahoney, University of Northern Colorado

Kathrynne Nail, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Region VI Student Leader

Adam McClanahan, Utah State University

Amber Mateer, University of the Pacific

Canadian Student Leader

Ross Clausi, University of Western Ontario

The NIRSA Member Network expands the regional network of the Association and creates opportunities for member involvement and leadership development. Professional members will have the chance to vote on their respective regional representative in Regions II, IV or VI, and student members will vote on the NIRSA Student Leader and their respective regional student leader.

NIRSA members stand for office

As a reminder to all members, candidates for the NIRSA Board of Directors and the Member Network don’t “run for election,” they “stand for office.” All candidates have agreed to serve the Association and it is an honor to have any one of them represent the membership. Therefore, it is not appropriate for members to campaign on behalf of individual candidates.

An electronic voting platform will be in place for the 2020 Elections. Please make sure your member profile is updated with your current email address so you can exercise your opportunity to vote! Only those professional and student members whose NIRSA membership is active as of 8:00am PST on January 15 will be eligible to vote.

  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Senior Director of Operations Mary Callender.
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Mary Callender, CRSS is the Senior Director of Operations at NIRSA.